Worst Teams in Premier League History (Part 3)

Sunderland (2002/03)

Despair for Gavin McCann of Sunderland which also has been ugly for Sunderland fans as the 2002/03 season was nothing but a nightmare after just four victories all season.

With the club falling down towards the bottom of the table, manager Peter Reid was fired and replaced with Howard Wilkinson. However, he worked just five months before being relieved of his position, and successor Mick McCarthy also failed to make any progress for the team.

Sunderland finished the year with just 19 points, a shame of 25 points behind the 17th-placed  Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Phillips’ six goals was simply insufficient, and the Black Cats dropped back to the second tier.

 Portsmouth (2009/10)

Portsmouth officially finished the season  with 19 points, which is one of the lowest record in history, but this was no fault of the players.

In fact, the team managed seven wins and seven draws, which should have been counted with 28 points (still they will be played at bottom of the table), but financial problems araised the same year and Portsmouth were eventually deducted nine points after entering administration, dropping their tally down to 19 points.

Players and staff were unpaid for most parts of the year, and the club found themselves in debt to several clubs after they failed to finance their transfer dealings. With 19 points, they will be recorded as one of the worst performing teams in Premier League history.

Aston Villa (2015/16)

 The 2015/16 season was not so memorable for  Aston Villa fans, but they will remember it for all the wrong reasons as the Villains signed a total of 12 new footballers, including current  Everton player Idrissa Gueye and Wolverhampton Wanderers dribbling phenom Adama Traore, but they managed just three wins and 17 points all year, and they slumped to the Championship with little more than whimper.

Worst Teams in Premier League History

We have seen plenty of teams who looked out of their depth in the Premier League, but there have been some clubs who have gone down in flame as the worst ever as they tried their luck in the top flight.

In this post, you will find the worst performing teams in Premier League history.

Watford (1999/00)

In 1997,  Watford were member of the third tier of English football, but two successive promotions enable them to upgrade to the  Premier League. However, the top flight seemed to be a step too far.

Graham Taylor’s side managed to win over both  Liverpool and Chelsea early-season which led many people to believe they could survive in the division, but things didn’t turn out as expected. 

Watford had just six wins all season, ended up with a total of 24 points, which was the lowest points ever recorded by a Premier League at the time. Icelandic forward Heidar Helguson ended up as the team’s top scorer with just six goals, in a season which many fans would want to forget.

Sunderland (2016/17)

Matching Watford’s total of 24 points, Sunderland endured a difficult time during the 2016/17 season, and the Black Cats has yet to fully recovered.

Sunderland quickly found themselves drop to the bottom of the table, and they did not find their first victory until the match against  Bournemouth team in November. That win was one of six prestigious victories which the team managed all season, and they ended up a total of 16 points from survival.

 Jermain Defoe and  Jordan Pickford were two critical members of David Moyes’ side, but the expensive arrivals of Papy Djilobodji and Didier N’Dong did not bring much value to the club, who now find themselves in League One after suffering relegation from the  Championship for a long time

Most successful club in England (Part 2)

Liverpool Soccer Team (LFC)
Liverpool was established back in 1892, and ever since, the club has always been considered as one of the most successful clubs in England with the main rivalry is MUFC. Therefore, by the time Manchester United led World Cup match and won the striking prize, the number of awards achieved by that team became more than the total of foremost honors won by Liverpool soccer players.

Let’s take a look at the main titles awarded to Liverpool Reds:
League victories – 18 awards
League Cups – 8 awards
FA Cup – 7 awards
European awards – 5 victories

UEFA Cup – 3 victories
Total titles – 41 awards

To gain a comprehensive understanding of which England football club is the most successful one in history, it is better to list the top 5 teams that has won significant awards in the history of soccer:

Manchester United won 42 titles 

Liverpool won 41 titles

Arsenal won 30 titles

Chelsea won 22 titles

Aston Villa won 20 titlesFrom the list, we can see that the difference in only one winning title makes Manchester United FC the best club in England at the moment, but a small effort of Liverpool can completely change the picture, and two famous football clubs can switch places.

Still, both Manchester United and Liverpool are considered the two most successful England football clubs in the history of soccer, if not to take into consideration too precisely the difference in one winning title. They both have been remarkable for the last 10 years, and they might continue to retain their champion statuses for many more years in the future.

Still, no matter how many titles one club won. We believe you have your own reasons to love and support them. Which one of the two teams do you love the most?

Most successful club in England (Part 1)

Who could possibly don’t know about Manchester United (Red Devils) or Liverpool (The Reds)? Even people who are not like football (soccer) know how English clubs are popular all over the planet. The question is which one is the most successful club in England? Are you curious to know about it? Keep on reading, as this article is about to discuss the most successful English football clubs in the last 10 years.

Is it Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool? You know that it is almost impossible to be the winner for consecutive years in a row. However, some clubs have managed to do this. At the same time, times go by, and everything can be completely different in the future. One day luck can be lost and someone’s else become the champion. Success is often a temporary event. Real sportsmen know the price for each win and understand that victory always comes with a loss. When comparing soccer teams and football clubs, experts base their choice on which is the football club in history won the most number of medals.

We all know that Liverpool and Manchester United both can be considered as the most successful England football clubs in the history, but still, which FC has more trophies.
Let take a closer look at the most essential and key trophies in the history of English football to find the answer for the question which club has been playing better in the last 10 years.

After winning Europe League championship last year, this team can be officially considered as the most successful soccer team in England. Obviously, this can change in the future if Liverpool or other teams keep winning the important matches and earning new trophies.

As for now, the Red Devils is considered as the most successful club in England for the last decade. It won the incredible 42 trophies which is impressive honors in the history of soccer.

MUFC was founded since 1878 with a different name back then. It is the most successful football club in England, which has ruled in the nation for the most time within the last 20 years.

Let see MUFC main victories:
League victories – 20 titles
League Cups – 5 titles
FA Cup – 12 victories
Champions League – 3 titles
Europe League – 1 victory
World Cup – 1 victory
Total titles – 42 tiles

The best and weirdest named football clubs in the world (Part 4)

Triangle United F.C. – Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Established in 1972, Triangle United are famous with nickname the ‘Sugar Sugar Boys’.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – London, England
The club are named after Sir Henry Percy, more famous as Sir Harry Hotspur, an English nobleman who is the descendants owner of many land in the area.

Salsa Ballers F.C.- George Hill, Anguilla
This club’s logo actually features a red pepper. How’s weird is that!

Grasshopper Club Zürich – Zürich, Switzerland
Grasshopper are led by Murat Yakin, and is assisted by his little brother, Hakan Yakin. According to FIFA, the origins of the club name are “together in mystery and have sadly evaporated into the course of time”. 

Grenades F.C. – St John’s, Antigua
Founded in 1990, Antigua’s Grenades F.C. currently ranks at second position in the country’s Premier Division.

Club The Strongest – La Paz, Bolivia
Originally named ‘The Strong Football Club’, the founders and co-founder Victor Manuel Franco ultimately decided in 1908 that ‘The Strongest’ was better and they eventually went with it.

Miscellaneous S.C. – Serowe, Botswana
Miscellaneous Sporting Club was established in 1962 by Sir Seretse Khama, the first president of the Republic of Botswana

Hard Rock F.C. – Sauteurs, Grenada
Hard Rock is the three-time winner of the Grenada Premier Division and finished runners-up in the Waggy T Super Knockout Championship in 2016.

Humble Lions F.C. – May Pen, Jamaica
Humble Lions came at eighth place in the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League and famous for having the smallest stadium in the Jamaican top flight with a capacity of 1,000 which named the Effortville Community Centre.

Lincoln Red Imps F.C. – Gibraltar
The name Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps was inspired by the name of English team Lincoln City F.C., with famous nickname is ‘The Imps’.
The crest of the club looks like the Manchester United logo went off the rails, lost its confidence and trying to hard to hold it all together but couldn’t.

The best and weirdest named football clubs in the world (Part 2)

Ethiopian Coffee S.C.
Established in 1983 with initial name as ‘Yebuna Gebeya Sport Club’, Ethiopian Coffee S.C. had its present name due to the National Coffee Trading Corporation who bought it in 2008 from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Remarkably, its crest has a coffee pot!

Accra Hearts of Oak S.C.
Established in 1911, Hearts of Oak won the CAF Champions League in 2000, but were rejected the opportunity to appear in the Club World Cup after the 2001 edition was halted. Stephen Appiah, once of Parma and Juventus, started his career there.

RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.
Statutes in the German Football Association (DFB) impact Red Bull to unable to use its own name when founded the club in 2009.

The soft drink purveyor instead named it as ‘RasenBallsport’, which literally means ‘Lawn Ball Sports’ but seems like ‘Red Bull’ to make fans to remember where the money’s coming from.

Solid S.C.
Other teams in the Sri Lanka Premier League such as the Renown and Super Sun, Upcountry Lions, but Solid Sporting Club get the approval for hosting matches at the ‘Prison Ground’ and became national champions in 2014-15 season.

Kerala Blasters F.C.
The club is a part of the very amusing Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters has a nice name and have been coached by former England goalkeeper David James… twice!
Former stars include Graham Stack, Wes Brown, and Dimitar Berbatov.

Urawa Red Diamonds
This club’s name was inspired by the three red diamonds of the Mistubishi logo.

Invincible Eleven
Liberian football star and president George Weah played for the Union of Invincible Eleven & Majestic Sports Association during 1986 and 1987 season. 

Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
Notable former stars include Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jairzinho, and Lucas Radebe who go on to shine playing for Leeds United, ultimately inspiring that club to take the name ‘Kaiser Chiefs’. Not sure if they should be thankful for that.

Ranking the best and weirdest named football clubs in the world (Part 1)

Football is filled with boring team names including ‘United’, ‘Rovers’ and ‘City’. Still, look at the right places, and you’ll find some really, really good or awkward names.

The rapid increase of fantasy in football has changed what we consider of as a good football team name. ‘Inter Ya Gran’ is now officially the most famous football club name in the world, and similar unique names aren’t much far behind.

But while anyone can make up a silly name, not everyone gets the opportunity to give a silly name for a football club playing in its own country’s premier division.

In this post, there is a list of the most brilliant football club names on earth. Not all of them are major football forces in the world of football, but every single one competes in its country’s highest league.

You might know a few of them while be surprised by many others. Still, you’re sure to become an enthusiast of at least one of the top five.

Millonarios F.C of Bogotá, Colombia

Initially name was the ‘Municipal Sports Club’, the ‘Millionaires’ then got their nickname — and eventually their official name — after signing expensive Argentine players in the late 1930s.

LA Galaxy of Los Angeles, USA

Football stars like David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Zlatan Ibrahimović have invested in the Galaxy to make it into a global brand. Which is appropriate, since the name ‘Galaxy’ was selected to present all the ‘stars’ of Hollywood.

Kick4Life F.C of Maseru, Lesotho

Established by two brothers from Southampton, Kick4Life is not only a football a club but also a registered charity. The club’s approach is buio on the belief that football clubs do not have to be operated for private profit, and that we can more effectively use the enormous amount of money and influence of the football industry for social development purposes by becoming a part of it..

The New Saints F.C. of Wales; Oswestry, England

Between 1997 and 2006, The New Saints F.C. were called with the name of ‘Total Network Solutions’. 

HOW DO FOOTBALL CLUBS MAKE MONEY ? (Part 2)

Merchandise

Football Clubs generate huge money from selling kits and other club merchandise to its fans around the world. It is not hard to find shops that sell Jerseys shirts or flags around stadiums, or even club owned stores that sell hundreds of items of club Merchandise.

Transfers

Selling players to other clubs is another profitable source of income for football clubs. Small clubs those are good at nurturing a pool of amazing young talents can make massive profits by selling them off to bigger clubs with skyrocketed prices. Some football clubs even include sell-on clauses which allow them as parent clubs to create an avenue to earn money when the player is sold again to other clubs.

Prize Money

Clubs take part in different competitions at the start of a football season, in England’s top flight league, clubs compete in the domestic Premier League, then the F.A Cup and many other domestic cup competition. As long as they get into the Top 4 of the previous season, they will qualify for another competition — The Union of European Football Associations Champions League. If they finish two spots behind the top 4 which means top 6, they will qualify for the Europa League. Each competition comes with a prize which is huge amount of money. The higher the club finishes on the League table, the bigger their prize money. The more competitions they win, the more money they get.

Why do clubs need to win tournaments?

By winning tournaments, clubs not only satisfy their fans which help them sell more merchandise but also it brings in money. However, it is nothing especially significant. Part of the prize money from winning tournaments might come in the form of television rights while the other part includes matchday revenue and profit. But from a commercial point of view, it is vital to win tournaments as that will attract the attention and interest from the public and lure some new sponsors who will pump in huge cash into the football club.

HOW DO FOOTBALL CLUBS MAKE MONEY ? (Part 1)

Many fans of football still wonder how clubs afford to pay their players and staffs those huge amounts of money that we read on the news. This article will give you the answers on how clubs support themselves financially.

Broadcasting Rights

Domestic and Foreign Broadcasting stations compete to buy for rights to broadcast live matches to millions of football lovers who are looking forward to watch. For instance, in the United Kingdom, Sky Sports and BT Sports have rights to broadcast the Premier League, by paying 5 Billion Pounds for 4 years (2015–2019) .This money will be divided among clubs, equally which is roughly 81 million pounds per club. Remember that’s only deals from the U.K.

Outside of england, 20 Broadcasters have rights to broadcast the Premier league in China, and there are over 100 worldwide broadcasters who hold rights to cover the P.L who must pay huge cash to cover these matches. Now you do the Maths.

Match Day Revenue

When a football team play at their home stadium, they sell tickets to fan that enter the stadium on match day. The capacity of a football clubs stadium and the ticket price determines the revenue which is varied from one to another. In the premier league each team play 19 times on home stadium. Now you understand why clubs build bigger stadiums or expand their capacity.

Manchester United’s home soil — Old Trafford is the biggest stadium in the league, with a capacity of 74,994 sitting. Arsenal Football club sell the most expensive ticket which is 95.5 $ per ticket.

Sponsorship

Brands paid huge amount of money for clubs to promote them. For example Chevrolet paid Manchester United roughly 50 million pounds annually to advertise their logo and name on the United Jersey, Adidas paid 75 million pounds per year to advertise the kits. And that’s just two sponsors among many others that a club can have globally.

Best South American Football Clubs (Part 2)

6. Penarol

Penarol is a Uruguay Football Club and has always been a dominant force in Uruguayan football, having 50 league titles and 5 Copa Libertadores. Despite their great history, Penarol is yet to achieve a title at the continent level since 1987 (finished as runner-up after Santos in 2011) so they are in a not so great place at the moment.

The most famous player of Penarol is talent Ghiggia who scored the winning goal to defeat Brazil in the 1950 World Cup.

5. Colo-Colo

Colo-Colo is FC from Chile which is one of the best clubs of the nation with thirty-two league titles, 11 cups, and one Libertadores triumph. All of which are testaments to Colo-Colo’s illustrious history. The club has famous for cultivating a lot of local stars for the national side which featured Chile’s style of fast and attacking football.

4. Olimpia

Olimpia is FC from Paraguay with a glorious past, winning 43 league titles and three Libertadores. In 1979, the club achieved its zenith of success when it won the quadruple of League title, Libertadores, Copa Interamerica and Intercontinental Cup.

It’s most famous players is Roque Santa Cruz, the current captain of the national team and highest scoring percentage for Paraguayan team.

3. Atletico Nacional

Atletico Nacional is FC  from Colombia. A recent development in their performances has led to win seven league titles in the last decade and transformed the club into one of the major powers of Latin football.

The club is renowned as the home of the legendary goalkeeper Rene Higuita, well-known for his sweeping style and dribbling despite of being a goalkeeper.

2. Independiente

Independiente is FC from Argentina and is one of the most historic clubs of Argentina with 16 Primera titles and 9 National Cups, 7 Copa Libertadores, three Copa Interamericana, two Supercopa Sudamericana, two Intercontinental Cup, and one Recopa Sudamericana.

Its silverware contributed to its reputation as the most important club in Argentina. But in recent years, it has decreased its relegation but has again bounced back under the participation of Hugo Moyano. 

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